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At the end of the examination all disposable clothing and non-sharps are double bagged and sent for incineration. Surfaces are washed down with sodium hypochlorite with 20,000 ppm available chlorine; phenolics and aldehydes are ineffective. Further details are available from the ACDP document or the National CJD Surveillance Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh [16] . Other potentially hazardous infective diseases such as anthrax and leptospirosis (Weil's disease) (and previously of course smallpox) should also be considered high risk and need to be dealt with in the way dictated by their containment level.

As few instruments as is safely possible should be used and all autoclaved at the end of the session. Phenolics can be used as disinfectants for tuberculosis. One must not become complacent but it is worth remembering that Mycobacterium tuberculosis actually has relatively low infectivity and a treated patient should no longer be infective after 2 weeks' therapy. Viral hepatitides As with all of these high risk cases examination of cadavers infected or suspected of being infected with one of the viral hepatitides should only be performed when absolutely necessary.

Previous biopsies (quote number): Specific questions for the Pathologist: Requesting Doctor: (CAPITALS) ........................................................... Signed: ................................................................................................... Date: ................................................................................................................. Fig. 5. A recommended autopsy request form with clinical summary. ) POST MORTEM TECHNIQUE HANDBOOK to contact the clinicians in cases of post-operative, perinatal and maternal deaths to get an idea of all of the relevant implications.

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